Not bound by the borders of the state that shares its name, Air Wisconsin Airlines flies throughout the eastern half of the US. The regional carrier operates under the US Airways Express banner, providing connecting service for US Airways to approximately 70 cities in more than 25 states and in three Canadian provinces. Air Wisconsin maintains a fleet of about 70 aircraft, consisting of 50-seat Canadair regional jets (CRJs) made by Bombardier. In addition to its passenger transportation operations, Air Wisconsin Airlines provides ground-based services, such as passenger check-in and baggage handling, on behalf of United Air Lines, at about 20 airports. Air Wisconsin Airlines began operations in 1965.
The company has maintenance bases in Milwaukee; Philadelphia; Norfolk, Virginia; and Columbia, South Carolina.
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Even in the wake of the Great Recession that whittled down profits for many passenger airlines', Air Wisconsin and its parent company US Airways still remain profitable. Parent US Airways reported a net profit of $637 million in 2012, representing the highest profit in the company's history.
In 2009 the company embarked on a three-year plan to revamp its technology for communicating flight schedules. The effort includes a Web-based crew schedule that replaces phone and fax notifications for Air Wisconsin' pilots and flight attendants.